As always, anything and everything can always be a lot harder than it seems.
First of all, my child is apparently the only one in the known universe whose feet grow at odd times during the year. It's the beginning of July, but the supply of white sandals has dwinlded to virtually nothing. The sandals that are out there are mostly on sale, to be sure. BUT you must be looking for anything other than a size 7 if you want to take advantage of these on-sale sandals. Size 6? There are at least 10 pair of normal-looking, appropriate white sandals available. Size 8? Sure, have at it! Size 7, no way in hell will you ever find a pair this size.
Unless, that is, you would like your child to dress like she is an adult. An adult sales and marketing person or perhaps an adult exotic dancer. In the high-heeled style, white sandals seem abundant. I am perpelxed by this fact. My two year old can trip over NOTHING in her FLAT shoes. WHY would I want to add the possibiliy of a broken ankle by putting her in HEELS? I mean, I get it, Suri Cruise made being a todller in high heels while drinking a latte from a bottle popular:
Of course, my other option was to buy her thongs. No, not the sexy underwear (which I am absolutely SURE they make for toddlers), but the kind of shoes with the strap that goes through the middle of your toes:
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So, she's currently wearing the size-small shoes she had from last season. Her toes hang off the front and her heels hang off the back. They are scuffed and ugly and clearly need to be replaced, but she doesn't seem to mind. I'll keep looking for those elusive comfy white sandals, and in the meantime we will just keep trucking along in our un-fashionable, oh-so-comfortable, velcro-fastening sandals.
I just hope we can survive the looks of fear and loathing from the other two-year-olds at the park.